DFW Airport aiming to be the "World's Healthiest Airport"
(Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 13 2014) - Passengers traveling through Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport can avoid diet turbulence and fuel their bodies with the right nutrients thanks to the healthy offerings available at any DFW restaurant. The Airport has launched a marketing campaign entitled “Eat Healthy at DFW” to support the effort of DFW concessionaires in providing healthy eating options, and today many of those restaurants participated in a menu tasting event. DFW concessionaires are participating in the campaign, each offering at least one low-calorie, low-fat, low-sodium, cholesterol-free, plant-based, or high-in-fiber entree or menu item.
DFW Airport requires all food and beverage concessionaries to offer at least one healthy entrée or menu item. Examples of such options include:
• Roasted corn and lime crema tacos and black bean and roasted red pepper quesadillas from Urban Taco (C22);
• Enchiladas de avocado (vegetarian enchiladas with artichoke and avocado) from Cantina Laredo (D24);
• Veggie-packed teriyaki bowls from Blue Bamboo Xpress (D31);
• “Tofusion” whole-grain brown rice bowls from UFood Grill (B8);
• Gourmet veggie plates such as the “Southern Classic” at Cousins Bar-B-Q (B28, D28), with baked beans, corn-on-the-cob, green beans, black-eyed peas, and okra; and the award-winning “Martha’s Vegetable Plate” at Reata (D33), an expansive raft of simply grilled and roasted asparagus, zucchini, yellow squash, red bell pepper, tomato, sweet potato, spinach, balsamic-glazed Portobello, sweet onion, ranch beans and Spanish rice.
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014 15:16
Norwegian airport launches dog-sledding taxis
A small airport at the tip of Northern Norway has launched the world’s first dog-sledding taxi service in a bid to attract more interest to the area.
Instead of a cab or a stretch limo, passengers arriving at the Kirkenes Airport can hop on a Husky-pulled sled to the Kirkenes Snowhotel.
During the 45-minute trek, guests are given a scenic tour of the Nordic surroundings, reported English-language paper The Local.
The service is backed by the country’s defense services, local municipality and reindeer authorities and costs 2,300 NOK or $370 USD.
Dog-sledding activities are popular among hotels in northern climes like Norway, Sweden and Quebec, which attract hardy, fearless winter lovers.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 February 2014 16:03
Sochi International Airport serves over 17,200 Olympic guests
Basel Aero, a part of Russia’s largest industrial diversified group Basic Element, announces that Sochi International Airport, a main gateway of the 22nd Winter Olympic Games, served over 17,200 Olympic guests and participants on the peak days, Feb 6-7.
Over 8,500 passengers arrived at the Sochi International Airport on February 6, on the eve of the Olympics’ kickoff. On the day of the opening ceremony, February 7, the gateway served over 8,700 arriving passengers what is six times as much as on average days. There were no flight delays during the peak period.
During the past two days the airport handled over 600 arriving and departing regular flights. The number of business jets arriving in Sochi on February 6-7 reached 175 while 145 private planes left the city.
Sochi Airport welcomed the flights from Stockholm, Paris, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Newark, Washington, Munich, Chicago, Oslo, Prague, Sofia, Vienna, Zurich, Zagreb, Tokyo, Kiev, London, Beijing, Milan, Nuremberg, Shanghai and other cities.
The airport handled over 30 tons of baggage arrived in Sochi on February 6-7.
As the main gateway of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Sochi airport will facilitate the journeys of around 390,000 spectators attending the Games as well as more than 6,000 athletes.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 February 2014 13:55
Crowne Plaza Hotel opening near JFK International Airport
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announces the opening of the Crowne Plaza® JFK Airport New York City hotel.
The property has undergone a significant multi-million dollar renovation funded by ERG JFK Hotel, LLC, featuring a unique interior design with runway murals on the lobby ceilings, guest room carpets and accent walls, and a modern glass design for the exterior façade.
Located at 138-10 135th Ave., this nine-story Crowne Plaza hotel is the brand’s seventh in the metro New York City area.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 February 2014 14:00
Dubai International airport ‘can handle passenger traffic surge’
Airport management at Dubai International airport states they will not suffer from capacity constraints in 2014, after witnessing record numbers of passenger traffic in 2013.
Last year, 66.43 million passengers passed through Dubai International airport, surpassing the 65.4 million figure forecast by the Dubai Airports management.
There have been concerns that if passenger traffic were to grow by the same percentage — 15.2% — as last year, that would exceed the airport’s current capacity of 75 million passengers a year.
The spokesperson from Dubai International claims the next phase of capacity expansion is scheduled for early next year, and that for the time being traffic will be handled.
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014 16:01
Kenya's Head of State Launches construction of new JKIA Terminal
NAIROBI DECEMBER 5, 2013 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has today commissioned the construction of a new US$654 million terminal at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, which is expected to upgrade it to world-class status.
Construction of the new state-of-the-art facility will begin immediately, and the two-phased construction work is expected to be complete by 2017. Upon completion, it will have capacity to handle 20 million passengers every year.
Speaking after presiding over the groundbreaking ceremony, President Kenyatta noted that the new passenger terminal is among developments that will usher in a new era in African Aviation.
"This facility will enhance our efforts to uplift the living standards of the Kenyan people through business opportunities and fostering national and regional socio-economic integration and development. It will open up Kenya to the world and stand as a testament of our openness to global partnerships," the President added.
Construction of the new terminal will be done by Anhui Civil Engineering Group (ACEG)/ China Aero- Technology Engineering International Engineering Corporation (CATIC) JV. Spanning 178,000 square meters, the terminal will have facilities such as: 50 international and 10 domestic check-in points; 32 contact and 8 remote gates; an associated apron with 45 stands and linking taxiways; a railway terminal; and a bus parking lot, amongst others.
Further to the construction of this new terminal other projects lined up include the re design of Terminals 1, 2 and 3, a Second Runway, and Remote Stands/ Bussing Gates.
The terminal is conceived as a hub terminal for efficient connectivity for transiting passengers, and is designed as an environmentally sustainable building. It will be certified by the World Green Building Council using either the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design or Green Star certification processes.
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 December 2013 17:39
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